School children doing Forest School programme

Youth and Schools

We have a team of experienced and trained staff and coaches who deliver all our programmes with a  passion that will enthuse those taking part.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

We’re unable to offer any outdoor education programmes at present.

We look forward to welcoming you back to experience our wealth of outdoor learning opportunities in September. Please email us to enquire about our programmes or make a provisional booking.


We are closely monitoring the guidance set out by the Government and welcome the road map for the return of outdoor learning in the Schools coronavirus (COVID-19) operational guidance last updated 31 March 2021.


For more details on our response please see our COVID Secure Risk Management Summary.

Youth and Schools

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority

Myddelton House

Bulls Cross




03000 030 618 *

Sporting programmes

Please contact the venue direct about these programmes

Mud tree sprite
Mud tree sprite
School children doing orienteering
Young chidl looking for bugs with magnifying glass
Outdoor learning programmes for Primary, Secondary, SEN schools and groups 
Mud tree sprite


Mindfulness and natural art discovery day

Students are introduced to mindfulness and wellbeing through outdoor experiences.


Plant Discovery Day KS2

Students follow in the footsteps of Victorian plant hunters undertaking a series of challenges to uncover  the secrets of plants!


Cunning running

Explore the park with our introduction to the exciting sport of orienteering.

School children looking at plants


WaterWorks Discovery Day

Bring your students to explore this unusual urban nature reserve in the heart of East London.


Lee Valley VeloPark iconic designs and world class spaces

Explore Lee Valley VeloPark to excite and engage your students about innovative yet functional spaces and buildings.

Pond dipping in the Lee Valley

SEN Schools and Groups

Explore project

Discover the Lee Valley Regional Park in bite size portions combining three short workshops to create unique and relevant programme for your students.

Young child looking under log


Habitat discovery day

Students explore the weird and wonderful world of minibeasts in a variety of both terrestrial and aquatic micro-habitats.

School children looking through binnoculars


Rivers and lakes discovery day

Water in Lee Valley has helped to shape the park, its' habitats and wildlife.

School group on bridge over River Lee


Rivers walk

A unique opportunity to compare and contrast the natural features of the meandering River Lea with the straight River Lee Navigation.

Orienteering group



Orienteering is the ultimate activity to help your group bond and gain confidence.


White water investigation

Bring geography to life at Lee Valley White Water Centre.

Two children looking at plants


Plant discovery day KS1

Grow your pupils knowledge of plant lifecycles as they experience the journey from seed to supper!


Stone Age discovery day

Immerse your students in the world of Stone Age people


Lee Valley VeloPark legacy in action

Experience the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games at the world class Lee Valley VeloPark


Lee Valley VeloPark regeneration in action

This is a fantastic opportunity for geography students to visit Lee Valley VeloPark, one of the most iconic venues of the London 2012 Games.

Forest School session in the Lee Valley


Forest School

Experience Forest School, an innovative educational approach to outdoor play and learning.



Outdoor educational programmes:

  • £5.60 per student for a half day’s visit (one programme)

  • £8.60 per student for a full day’s visit (two programmes)

  • £8.60 per student for our 10:00-14:00 Discovery Day

  • £50 guided walk group (one hour)


Sporting programmes:

  • Vary by venue and activity

Health and safety information for outdoor learning programmes

The guidance notes for leaders visiting the park contain important information that must be read prior to visiting us (if you have any difficulty accessing this document please contact us for a hard copy). 


Opportunities for assessing learner progress

Our Youth and Schools team who deliver our outdoor education programmes use numerous techniques to assess student learning. These will facilitate teacher’s assessment of their students’ learning throughout their session.


These include:

  • Questions and answer sessions

  • Enabling students to make predictions and reasoning using knowledge gained during sessions, research and conclude their findings during the visit

  • Role play presentations to each other, teachers and/or the whole group to reiterate key facts learnt

  • Individual learning and decision making

  • Creating designs based on research and presenting ideas and designs in groups

  • Navigating under time limits and obtaining scores during competitions


Self led park visits to the park

Lee Valley Regional Park stretches 26 miles (42 kms) from Ware in Hertfordshire to the banks of the Thames in East London. It comprises a host of leisure facilities. Activities available range from ice skating through to horse riding cycling and golf as well as a visit to the popular Lee Valley Park Farms.


If you're planning your own trip to the park for your school or youth group and do not want to join one of our programmes be sure to contact us.


There are opportunities for you to arrange your own visit to sites and venue throughout the park, from Middlesex Filter Beds and Walthamstow Marshes in the south, to River Lee Country Park and Rye House Gatehouse in the north.


Please contact us if you would like to run a self-led visit to the park as there are various health and safety and site control measures your group may need to be aware of. We can also provide advice on the best site for your needs whether for geography, history, art, science or environmental studies. You’ll be making the most of our expert knowledge, getting some free advice and literature to help you plan your trip! We guarantee a call to us will halve the time it will take you to plan your trip.